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Oct 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
thing obama gets 43% of the wheat vote, higher than in most states. is it all about the auto bailout, smart move politically? >> it is all about the auto bailout. the chevy cruise which is assembled in ohio has ohio parts. down to the seat covers. and everdy that the alternative to the auto bailout would have been 13%, 14% unemployment in that state. chs: is there a national positive for him on the auto front or is it just in a couple of states, wisconsin, obviously michigan, those kind of mi western industrial statse? >> coal being part of the state that's doing well. obviously that message will play better to romney there than to obama. but nevertheless, to back out for a second a look at the economy, generally speaking, you have states important swing states where the unemployment rate is lower than the national average. but the recent set of data we see a brightening of consumer attitudes. we see consumer sentiment and surprisingly at a five-year high despite historically high gas prices. despite a lot of the concerns that this is our expressing. we've seen really weak investment
Nov 4, 2012 10:00am EST
pain, it's by 2-1 or 3-1, the president of the united states against mitt romney. the big problem i think that the romney campaign made is they thought they could just run against president obama's economy period. end of sentence. end of campaign. that was it. what they realized, i think, late in the game, is that people need to trust you also. and to feel that they know who you are because as my friend alice castellano, republican strategist, they're giving you the keys to the car and have to trust you to drive it. so that's the problem. they never filled in who mitt romney is. in a positive way. i think that got defined over the summer as out of touch. elite. a different set of rules. by the obama campaign. chris: a couple of big developments in the last week or so. let's start with the big one. tropical storm sandy. >> it explains and demonstrates who barack obama is as a political figure. first of all, it reminds everybody that he's president. and that he knows how to command things in difficult situations. as he's showing. second, mitt romney has been saying, hey, i'm the guy w
Oct 28, 2012 11:00am EDT
the kind of group of people you'll have to watch in some of these tightly fought states. chris: david, your thoughts on this cy war going on in both directions clearly. >> i think obama may be making a mistake in this posture of sitting on a lead. there's a way in which the president has been too defensive, too reticent in his demeanor through the campaign. and if you pull the camera back and look at the last couple of months, there's no question whatever the momentum factor is in these last few days, no question that over that broader period, there has been momentum toward romney. and people he was not really close challenger, he is now. and i think that factor is there. and you can just see it. you can see it in his body language. chris: i can see what obama is trying to do. he's trying to remind people of all the stakes in this election. if you get, for example, george w. bush elected over an al gore it makes tremendous impact. you go to war perhaps. >> and katty's point, does that get the people skiletted in 2008 by this hope, change message and by obama as the candidate as
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